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Save the Bees, Tell the EPA to ban Bayer's toxic pesticide clothianidin


For the past several years scientists have been alarmed by the mysterious collapse of bee populations worldwide. Known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”, massive bee die-offs  discovered by beekeepers has resulted in the loss of as much as 30% of the commercial honeybee population in the U.S. since 2006.

Last month a leaked EPA memo uncovered proof that the U.S. government approved a pesticide toxic to bees based on "fatally flawed" science and they have no intention of banning it even though it is harming the U.S. bee population. Incredibly, beekeepers and scientists around the world are pointing to Bayer's clothianidin as a leading factor in colony collapse and 4 European countries have already banned it. Join us in telling the EPA to immediately ban the sale and use of clothianidin until proper tests can be conducted.

Action Credit: Food Democracy Now

Photo Credit: Brisbane Insects and Spiders

This petition was delivered to:
  • Pesticide Team Leader
    Barbara Barron
  • Bees and Pesticides
    Dale Kemery
  • Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
    Administrator Steve Owens
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

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